In the years 2010-2011 L’AB STUDIO was interested in a very peculiar field, namely funerary building. It is a project that we approached with the intention of putting a pinch of “magic” in a building that becomes, as defined by our customer, the house of eternity.
The projects have been two:
2011 WIDENING SOLTO-COLLINA CEMETERY COMPETITION
Solto Collina Municipality held a competition to design the cemetery enlargement, asking the use of local tradition materials, and, in accordarce to the existing cemetery, without detaching the project with too clean cut, also modules, salable in blocks of different sizes. The concept applied by us was to create family tombs apparently of traditional form, but with the garden that enters in the various modules so as to make Nature the element of peace that permeates throughout all the area. The pediments made with gratings also have symbols engraved to allow the sun to throw the shadow on various seals during the day.
In this series of projects what however has spiritually enriched us has been the realization of a family tomb request from a truly unique customer. The Lady asked us a traditional “house of eternity”, but special in details.
She is a very strong and peculiar woman; so we proposed the use of Shivakashi granite, flamed in the interior and policed in the exterior, a magnificent granite with a pinkish tinge that, according to the incidence of the sun during the day, changes colour becoming orange. In addition to various small details inside, such as the bench in Shivakashi granite, removable in case of necessity, the most peculiar part is a cross located on the facade.
This cross, made in glass, has been positioned so that, in the Lady’s birthday, would be thrown on the future seal that would contain the Lady coffin.